After Being Kidnapped by the Crown Prince - Chapter 78
“Isn’t sister Ming Ru going to the embroidery workshop this afternoon?” The Liu family’s second young lady suddenly said as she covered her mouth and laughed.
The Liu family second young lady was Ming Ru’s close friend, so she had to speak up for her.
Ming Zhu could hear from her words that she was hinting at something. She raised her head to see what they were trying to get at.
Ming Ru laughed faintly, “It’s still early, let’s go after lunch.”
She lowered her face, seemingly a little embarrassed, “You have to accompany me.”
This time, all the girls laughed along with her, “Of course we’ll accompany you to have a look, this is the wedding dress you’ll be wearing on your wedding day, we can’t be careless even on the details.”
The second lady of the Liu family finished saying this sentence with a smile and turned her gaze towards Ming Zhu. Her eyes contained a mocking and taunting smile as she said, with no good intentions, “Miss Ming Zhu should also come with us, it’s not easy for you to come outside for once, we don’t know when the next time we meet will be.”
Actually, Ming Ru’s wedding date was still far away, the wedding was scheduled for this winter, at least six months away from now. But Ming Ru seemed to be very impatient.
Marrying a side consort was certainly different from taking a concubine. To take a concubine, one only needed to carry a sedan chair and send the person inside it into the residence and that was it.
A side consort was to be married according to the three books and the six rituals, and a banquet was to be held in order to welcome her officially into the family.
The second young lady of the Liu family saw Ming Zhu as an eyesore and one part of it was because she wanted to help her best friend vent her anger. However, seeing that Ming Zhu wasn’t paying attention to her, her proud and haughty self couldn’t contain this type of frustration, so she said: “Miss Ming Zhu has never worn a wedding dress, I don’t think you’ll have any chance to wear one in the future either, today you can see one, that’s a good thing.”
They thought that mentioning this matter would break Ming Zhu’s heart, they were waiting to see her sad and downcast expression.
Ming Zhu’s reaction was indifferent, she countered perfunctorily, “His Highness told me to come back early.”
Although Ming Zhu had never worn a wedding dress in her two lifetimes, wearing a wedding dress to get married, really wasn’t one of her deep wishes.
Besides, when Zhao Zhi went out this morning, he had his maidservant bring her a message that she had to return before sunset.
Ming Ru’s face stiffened. Was she showing off how much she was being favored again?
The second young lady of the Liu family was startled for a moment, before laughing, “Could it be that you’re jealous of your sister?”
It seemed to be a joking remark, but in fact it was still meant to target her.
Ming Zhu lazily lifted her eyelids, not giving them a chance to laugh at her, what she said seemed plausible yet not plausible, “His Highness is clingy, if I go back late, he will punish me.”
As expected, hearing these words of hers, all of their faces changed at once.
Ming Ru stood up and forced herself to keep on smiling, “In that case, then let’s just leave it at that.”
She gently opened her red lips and said in a low voice, word after word, “On the day of the big wedding, you can still see it at that time.”
After saying those words, Ming Ru was in a happy mood, but the look in her eyes as she looked at Ming Zhu remained cold.
Did Ming Zhu think she could rely on this face and this body to remain in favor for the rest of her life? She was really silly, His Highness was just having a momentary fling, he treated her like a plaything.
So what if he stole someone else’s fiancée? This was not because of some deep love.
It was just that His Highness, from his early childhood to adulthood, had always been able to easily get whatever he wanted, including her.
His Highness knew better than anyone what kind of person he wanted to marry.
When Ming Ru thought like this, her heart felt much more comfortable.
Ming Rhu wanted to laugh when she heard that. When that time comes, she’ll have run far away already, maybe they’ll even all believe her to be dead.
Ming Zhu didn’t answer and Ming Ru also felt that it was pointless to keep talking about this. After a moment, she said, “I’m a little hungry, let’s go back to the city to have a meal at the restaurant first.”
“Let’s go.” The others echoed.
Ming Zhu had no intention to join them, she said, “I have something to do, so I won’t join you.”
“What can you have to do?” The second young lady of the Liu family asked with a snicker.
Ming Zhu replied back, “I have to buy pretty clothes to wear.”
After these words, Ming Zhu left, got into the carriage and ordered the coachman to wander around the streets. She didn’t really intend to buy clothes or jewelry, she didn’t even have any money.
She just wanted to get some fresh air.
Coincidentally, when Ming Zhu lifted the carriage curtain and peeked outside, her eyes were slightly startled as they fell on the man right in front.
Today, Wei Chiyu was also wearing a set of aqua blue zhizhui. Standing straight, he was holding in his hand some hawthorn cakes that he had just bought. Meeting, on the opposite side, that pair of eyes he missed day and night, his expression turned fidgety and his thumbs curled up, as if he was uneasy. He put his hand behind his back, hiding the hawthorn cakes he was holding behind him.
Seeing him looking well, Ming Zhu put down her worried heart. Her eyes turned red and she let down the curtain, saying in a hoarse voice to the coachman, “Let’s go back.”
Wei Chiyu stood in place for a long time, up until a fellow officer tapped him on the shoulder, only then did he come back to his senses.
“What are you looking at?”
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